Alexia Delfino

Alexia Delfino is a PhD candidate in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Content by Alexia Delfino
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urban density, trust, and knowledge sharing in Lusaka, Zambia

    15 May 2017 | Nava Ashraf, Calvin Chiu, Alexia Delfino, Edward Glaeser, Nicholas Swanson

  • Blog post

    Urban density, trust, and knowledge sharing in Lusaka

    A recent IGC study looks at the relationship between urban density, in the context of Lusaka, trust and knowledge sharing among small-scale  manufacturing firms. Zambia’s urban population is set to reach 12 million by 2030 – double its urban population as of 2015. Economic theory suggests that urban density can facilitate economic growth through agglomeration...

    31 Jan 2017 | Alexia Delfino, Nicholas Swanson

  • Project

    Growing together: Trust, spontaneous clusters, and the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises in cities

    The rapid growth of cities in the African continent provides a new opportunity for the spread of innovative ideas and creates the conditions for the accumulation of social capital through repeated interactions. Urban density and social proximity can foster cooperation in the provision of public goods and the creation of win-win solutions which relax the economic constraints...

    6 Jul 2016 | Edward Glaeser, Nava Ashraf, Alexia Delfino